Teaspoon baking soda
Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
of Pureed Pumpkin
(helpful but not required)
9 by 5
by 3-inch loaf pan ( multiple smaller ones would suffice )
the oven to 325°F
together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract.
the flour mixture and sugar mixture.
non-stick pans with butter and flour
an hour and 5 minutes.
for 15 minutes.
How to Puree Pumpkins
the oven to 350°
medium sized pumpkin
should look shriveled (this makes it easy to pull off)
skin off and put in a blender or food processor
are using a blender, add a bit of water
have pureed pumpkin!
How to sift
either use a sifter or you could lay out a piece of wax paper and slowly
release the flour and sprinkle other ingredients as you go along. You basically
just want a flour mixture that isn't thickly packed.
Fat: 1 gram
flour I used was America's Choice, it is manufactured by The Great Atlantic
& Pacific Tea Company. The flour contains MSG, wheat, gluten and corn as
allergens. Ingredients in the flour are Wheat Flour Bleached Enriched (Niacin,
Iron Reduced, Thiamine Monoitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2, Folic
Acid (Vitamin AB)), and Barley Malted Flour. The only controversial ingredient
listed is the Barley Malted Flour so I'm only going to look at this one
closer. Barley Malted Flour is used for it's roots, they are made by the
flour being sprouted and and then tampered with through water and heat and then
dried. I couldn't find anything that said why it's bad or why food facts said
it's controversial. The general conclusion for this flour is that it is not
that bad for you.
Cinnamon I used is made by Han-Dee-Pak and while there isn't anything to say
about the ingredients of the cinnamon, it is the only ingredient, I will write
about Han-Dee-Pak. The company started out family owned and is now owned by
McCormick. McCormick is a huge franchise that just keeps buying more and more
companies worldwide. McCormick has been running since 1889.
Arm & Hammer baking soda, which i find weird that Arm & Hammer makes
items that could be used for baking and clothes detergent. Arm & hammer
makes all kinds of deodorizers such as carpet cleaner, pool maintenance
tablets, refrigerator air fresheners, and trash bags. This item contains sodium
bicarbonate. This item worries me because there are warnings for stomach
warnings. Children under 5 are not even supposed to consume it at all. The
baking soda is manufactured by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. This company is
very centered around wildlife conservation awareness. Church & Dwight Co.,
Inc. was founded in 1846. They are the leading source of baking soda, also the
only one I've ever heard of. Church & Dwight is in contract with XTRA,
SUPER SCOOP, NICE'N FLUFFY, Unilever oral care, which brings CLOSE-UP and
SPINBRUSH and Carter-Wallace, Inc., which entailed APRID and LAMBERT KAY.
TROJAN, NAIR, and FIRST RESPONSE came with Armkel LLC. In house care, they are
in contract with Orange Glo International, which owns OXI CLEAN, KABOOM, and
ORANGE GLO. I wonder how Arm & Hammer thought it was a god idea to make an
item used in baking and so many house products. I would like to know how
closely these items are manufactured and how sure they are that their products
Argos Baking Powder, this item contains sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium
bicarbonate, Corn starch and mono calcium phosphate. These products are all
considered safe for food application. It is used to leaven breads and things. I
found sodium bicarbonate to be a medicine that is used for heartburn and
indigestion issues or "to make your blood or urine less acidic." I'm
glad it does this but why is it used in an item I use to cook? Sodium
bicarbonate is also the only ingredient in baking soda. I can't find anything
for the company, There are some things that say something about retail but
never goes in depth for the company.
salt, in salt, there is sodium.
pretty sure the eggs were probably made the bad way and not cage-free.
pumpkin I cut and pureed myself. There are alternatives like Libby's Pumpkin. I
wanted to make this by myself because I wanted to learn how to do it. I'm sure
that the pumpkin probably came from a pumpkin patch. It was kind of a large
pumpkin so maybe it had some fertilizers and I'm sure pesticides.
In this unit, I
have learned the importance of knowledge of the food industry because it is
good to know what they are doing to what we consume. Almost nothing is natural
and untouched and I believe this is a problem with society, especially the fact
that we let it get this far. It's mostly greed, not need, that has brought us
to this.. and laziness. The human race is perfectly capable of making
their own food, it's been done. We would just rather have someone else do it. I
would like to grow my own food and eat it but my issue is that I don't eat
enough vegetables so I probably wouldn't eat anything I grew. I'm not going to
grow chicken either because I am not will-minded enough to kill and eat one so
my life relies on the market. Darn. I already don't drink soda or eat chips. I
really need to start making and eating my own dinners, though. My meals consist
of cereal, no lunch and then frozen pizza or pasta. Definitely not the
healthiest food choices.